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by presidential historian. tomorrow, president obama delivers remarks on the u.s. economy and rebuilding the nation's infrastructure. watch live coverage from the u.s. chamber of commerce here on c-span at 11:30 a.m. eastern. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> you cannot watch the scenes in cairo without finding it incredibly moving. >> from london, "prime minister's questions," from me british house of commons. they addressed the unfolding events in british, including the security british nationals there. the prime minister recently visited the region and talks about a timetable for withdrawing british troops. >> order, questions to the prime minister. question one, mr. speaker. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i'm sure the whole house would like to join me to pray tribute to martin bell for the -- he died a true hero, showing exceptional bravery and selflessness as he went to the aid of an injured colleague. it is clear from the tributes paid that he was a well- liked soldier. our deepest and condolences should
're cutting those budgets down from inflated levels that have been inflated since obama took office. the second piece is one that we hear frequently from the other side of the aisle, especially among folks in the tea party who argue the fundamental tax structure is unfair today because 47% of americans pay no income tax and they really november stake in america. how would you answer both of those criticisms from folks on the other side of the aisle? >> so the first question is -- i would just point to our budget which is we take spending to the lowest share of the economy since eisenhower was president. that was a long time ago and that was the way i think most economists tend to make of any party or perspective make comparisons of spending over periods of time. so we have a tough budget. and then you have things in the discretionary budget like pell grants. we have a lot more students that go to college part because of the economy so that goes up. a number of things throughout the budget. even though they're discretionary are affected by the economy, veterans falls under discretion
the president's statement last month, can i ask the prime minister if he agrees with president obama, that a stable and orderly transition to democracy must be meaningful, peaceful, and begin now? >> we absolutely take that view. the transition must be rapid and credible and needs to start now. we should be clear. we stand with those in this country who want freedom, who want democracy and rights, the world over. that should always be argued. you can watch the scenes in cairo without finding it incredibly moving, but people wanting to have those aspirations in egypt as we have given our country. the government is very strong view that political reform is what is required, not repression. we have made that clear in all of our calls made to president mubarak. the key question is have they done enough? president mubarak says he is going. we respect that. but it should be urgent, credible, and start now. the more they can do a timetable to convince people it is true, the sooner the country can settle down to a more stable and democratic future. >> i think the whole house will be pleased
ask the prime minister whether he agrees with president obama that the stable and orderly transition to democracy must be meaningful, peaceful, and begin now? >> we absolutely take that view. the transition needs to be rapid and credible and it needs to start now and i think as the honorable gentleman says we should be clear. we stand with those in this country who want freedom, who want democracy and rights the world over. that should always be our view. and you can't watch the scenes in kirowithout finding incredibly moving for people who want to have those aspirations in egypt as we have them in our country. now, the government takes the very strong view that political reform is what's required, not repression and we made that clear in all the calls i've made including to president mubarak and the egyptian minister. the key question is have they done enough? now, president mubarak says he's going and we respect that. what matters is not just the orderly transition but also that it is urgent, it is credible and it starts now. and the more they can do with a timetable to convince pe
bedrooms. bearing in high definition, a newly updated with interviews with president obama and the first lady and comments from georgia and -- george and laura bush. >> the work program is the biggest team since the 1960's. this will help as many people as possible from all of the different categories. the honorable general mentioned internships. he did one for tony blair and the rest for the labor party. he is so politically correct and so completely and effective. >> and now from london, prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. this week, prime minister david cameron that responded to concerns about the recent rise in unemployment in the u.k., now up to 7.9% or with youth unemployment being about 20%. they encourage those on government welfare programs to find employment. on a major infrastructure roads program we're doing that wor together and it's extremely eaker, i'm sure the whole house will wish to join me in paying tribute to the following servicemen who have lost their lives in afghanistan. private lewis hendry from third battalion the parachute regiment who
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